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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 


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CONFIDENTIAL 

PAGE 0 1 KINGST 02968 1621 15Z 

56 

ACTION SS-25 

INFO OCT-01 ISO-OO SSO-OO NSCE-00 /026W 

042462 

O 162020Z JUL 76 

FM AMEMBASSY KINGSTON 

TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 1735 

CONFIDENTIAL KINGSTON 2968 

EXDIS 

E.O. 11652: GDS 
TAGS: PFOR, JM 

SUBJECT: SEC REPORT ON ALCOA ON PAYMENTS ABROAD 

REF: STATE 175327 

1 . I CALLED PRIME MINISTER 

EARLY THIS MORNING 

AND CONVEYED TO HIM THE POINTS MENTIONED IN PARA THREE 
REFTEL. HE HAD NOT SEEN THE "NEW YORK TIMES" ARTICLE 
BUT HAD READ THE AP STORY WHICH ERRONEOUSLY IDENTIFIED 
THE PRIME MINISTER AS THE HEAD OF THE RULING JAMAICAN 
PARTY TO WHICH THE $25,000 ALCOA PAYMENT WAS MADE. 

WHEN I QUOTED TO HIM THE POINT THAT ALCOA HAD MADE 
POLITICAL PAYMENTS IN THE PAST TO BOTH PARTIES IN JAMAICA, 
HE ASKED IF HE COULD USE THAT INFORMATION IN HIS PUBLIC 
RESPONSE TO THE AP STORY WHICH WAS CARRIED ON THE FRONT 
PAGE OF TODAY'S "DAILY GLEANER". HE FRANKLY WAS DELIGHTED 
TO HAVE THE INFORMATION AS HE FELT IT WOULD HELP 
HIM IN RESPONDING TO INQURIES HE WAS RECEIVING FROM THE 
LOCAL PRESS. 

2. COMMENT: THE ENTIRE TONE OF OUR CONVERSATION 
WAS MOST FRIENDLY AND CORDIAL. AP'S MISTAKE IN 
REPORTING THE STORY ACTUALLY TURNED TO OUR ADVANTAGE 
AS IT PLACED THE PRIME MINISTER ON THE DEFENSIVE. THE 
PREVIOUS REVELATIONS TFFR 

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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 



Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 

PAYMENTS DID NOT RAISE A STIR LOCALLY AND HOPEFULLY 

THE ALCOA PAYMENTS WILL PASS WITHOUT CREATING ANY MAJOR 

PROBLEMS. 

GERARD 

NOTE BY OC/T: AS RECEIVED. CORRECTION TO FOLLOW. 


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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 



Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 


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Automatic Decaptioning: Z 
Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994 
Channel Indicators: n/a 
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 

Concepts: BRIBERY, PRESS COMMENTS, PFOR, ALLEGATIONS 

Control Number: n/a 
Copy: SINGLE 
Draft Date: 16 JUL 1976 
Decaption Date: 28 MAY 2004 
Decaption Note: 25 YEAR REVIEW 
Disposition Action: RELEASED 
Disposition Approved on Date: 

Disposition Authority: coburnhl 
Disposition Case Number: n/a 
Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW 
Disposition Date: 28 MAY 2004 
Disposition Event: 

Disposition History: n/a 
Disposition Reason: 

Disposition Remarks: 

Document Number: 1976KINGST02968 

Document Source: CORE 

Document Unique ID: 00 

Drafter: n/a 

Enclosure: n/a 

Executive Order: RR 

Errors: N/A 

Film Number: D760277-0185 
From: KINGSTON 
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Image Path: 

ISecure: 1 

Legacy Key: Iink1976/newtext/t1 9760751 /aaaabspt. tel 

Line Count: 67 

Locator: TEXT ON-LINE, ON MICROFILM 
Office: ACTION SS 

Original Classification: CONFIDENTIAL 
Original Handling Restrictions: EXDIS 
Original Previous Classification: n/a 
Original Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a 
Page Count: 2 

Previous Channel Indicators: n/a 
Previous Classification: CONFIDENTIAL 
Previous Handling Restrictions: EXDIS 
Reference: 76 STATE 175327 
Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED 
Review Authority: coburnhl 
Review Comment: n/a 
Review Content Flags: 

Review Date: 20 JUL 2004 
Review Event: 

Review Exemptions: n/a 

Review History: RELEASED <20 JUL 2004 by ShawDG>; APPROVED <01 NOV 2004 by coburnhb 

Review Markings: 

Margaret P. Grafeld 
Declassified/Released 
US Department of State 
EO Systematic Review 
04 MAY 2006 


Review Media Identifier: 

Review Referrals: n/a 
Review Release Date: n/a 
Review Release Event: n/a 
Review Transfer Date: 

Review Withdrawn Fields: n/a 
Secure: OPEN 
Status: NATIVE 

Subject: SEC REPORT ON ALCOA ON PAYMENTS ABROAD 
TAGS: PFOR, JM, ALCOA 
To: SECSTATE WASHDC 
Type: TE 

Markings: Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 


Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006